"Why do you want to be a boat builder?"
"Because," said Morwenna, "I like the way the boats grow."
Morwenna and Corwin are eight years old, wind-swept and salty-haired twins growing up on the Devon coast. In the soft autumn light, they play as their grandfather, Matthew, watches the boats come in. But it is a day unlike any other.
Bringing Stan In is the short-story prequel to The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester. If you liked this, you’ll love the full-length novel.
©2015 Julia Rochester (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
Audio books are growing. I have listened to books for months now, But I prefer my books in paperback/hardback format.
I decided to give this free chapter audio book a try might as well I mean figure I listen to it and see how it is. I thought this book was an okay book to listen to .
Loving books :) Quick and honest reviews.
The story seemed to short. It was also hard to get into.
she did great. However, when she started acting out the different characters it got awkward. She has a great natural voice with a pleasant accent.
I found this short story good, but nothing outstanding. I did enjoy the humbling moment at the end.
Yes, It is a good little short story to contemplate what death is. How it affects people and how the innocent observations of children are good coping skills.
I liked that it took me through the death and funeral process.
I noticed her dialect was different and wondered if it was part of the setting for the story?
It would be a great animation story to teach children about death. It is also great for adults who are not quite sure how to share death with young children.
I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.
Way too short but you get what you pay for, it was free.
28 minutes of broken plots but I feel the author will get better
Matthew helps his eight year old granddaughters cope with the death of a local man. Through this process, Matthew comes to understand the importance Stan had it his own life. If you're looking for a quick and easy read, this text should do the trick.
"Short sweet tale of life and death"
A simple tale that tackles how different characters react to a death. The story took a while to get going, but the narration kept me listening. Rather quaint, but not show-stopping.
This book is certainly thought provoking, exploring the way in which children perceive death.
Thoroughly enjoyable, thank you.
"A simple story of life and death"
This short story is a simple one. There's some attempt at description but I felt it was not very engaging. Perhaps more suited as a children's story. There's a small moral to the story.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this story and never truly realised how much I needed to hear it today... shalom ~~~ <:)))))>< ~~~
Sorry not enough in this to keep me listening, boring story with no ooomph.......... Yawn yawn yawn
It kept me interested thruout
pulling on the heart strings
All the characters played a very good part
yes i welled up
give it a listen its worth the effort
"Cried most of the way through."
Incredibility emotional story with very few words said. Insight in to friendship and death. Child's point of view at events gives it a different perspective.
"not my cup of tea."
A story with no begining, middle or end and not even a character of interest.
"poignant and inciteful writing "
a good short listen, invites the listener to understand the characters which are cleverly described.
"Just not my cup of tea"
Well read, nice story but simply not to my taste... I tried it while looking for some kind of self help books in maybe mindfulness or therapy. I am working towards ficton however
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